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The Resource Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson

Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson

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Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future
Title
Reason in a dark time
Title remainder
why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future
Statement of responsibility
Dale Jamieson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
rom the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life. In this book, the author explains that climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Centered in philosophy, the volume also treats the scientific, historical, economic, and political dimensions of climate change. Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, the author argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities. The climate change that is underway is remaking the world in such a way that familiar comforts, places, and ways of life will disappear in years or decades rather than centuries. Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. The challenges that climate change presents go beyond the resources of common sense morality; it can be hard to view such everyday acts as driving and flying as presenting moral problems. Yet there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world. -- From publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jamieson, Dale
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE40
LC item number
.J36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental ethics
  • Human ecology
Label
Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nature of the Problem. The development of climate science ; Climate change as public issue ; The age of climate diplomacy. -- Obstacles to Action. Scientific ignorance ; Politicizing science ; Facts and values ; The science/policy interface ; Organized denial ; Partisanship ; Political institutions ; The hardest problem. -- The Limits of Economics. Economics and climate change ; The Stern Review and its critics ; Discounting ; Further problems ; State of the discussion. -- The Frontiers of Ethics. The domain of concern ; Responsibility and harm ; Fault liability ; Human rights and domination ; Differences that matter ; Revising morality. -- Living With Climate Change. Life in the anthropocene ; It doesn't matter what I do ; It's not the meat, it's the motion ; Ethics for the anthropocene ; Respect for nature ; Global justice. -- Politics, Policy, and the Road Ahead. The rectification of names ; Adaptation: the neglected option? ; Why we need more than adaptation ; The category formerly known as geoengineering ; The way forward
Control code
ocn871961562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199337668
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199337668
  • (OCoLC)871961562
Label
Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nature of the Problem. The development of climate science ; Climate change as public issue ; The age of climate diplomacy. -- Obstacles to Action. Scientific ignorance ; Politicizing science ; Facts and values ; The science/policy interface ; Organized denial ; Partisanship ; Political institutions ; The hardest problem. -- The Limits of Economics. Economics and climate change ; The Stern Review and its critics ; Discounting ; Further problems ; State of the discussion. -- The Frontiers of Ethics. The domain of concern ; Responsibility and harm ; Fault liability ; Human rights and domination ; Differences that matter ; Revising morality. -- Living With Climate Change. Life in the anthropocene ; It doesn't matter what I do ; It's not the meat, it's the motion ; Ethics for the anthropocene ; Respect for nature ; Global justice. -- Politics, Policy, and the Road Ahead. The rectification of names ; Adaptation: the neglected option? ; Why we need more than adaptation ; The category formerly known as geoengineering ; The way forward
Control code
ocn871961562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199337668
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199337668
  • (OCoLC)871961562

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